Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Two U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have been shot in Mexico

The pair, described as special agents were attacked while driving between Mexico City and Monterrey. The attack comes as a report suggests that one fifth of the U.S. border with Mexico - some 375 miles - is not adequately guarded. The investigative arm of Congress, the General Accounting Office, said the area lacked enough border agents to stop illicit activity such as gun running and illegal immigration. In March 2010, a U.S. consulate employee, her husband and a Mexican linked to the American consulate were killed by drug gang members in Ciudad Juarez. Security at the US-Mexico border has long been a hot political issue, with many Americans calling for more to be done to stop drug smugglers and human traffickers from entering the United States.


ICE agent killed, another injured in Mexico shooting

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